The Women's Thealogical Institute (WTI) encourages women to embark on a program of self-directed spiritual development activities designed to further both personal and spiritual growth. WTI Athena Online Program is structured, but not rigid, training for women who wish to deepen their understanding and commitment to women's spirituality.
Unlike most other educational programs, WTI training does not tell you what you must learn or know to progress. The program provides a structure, and women participating in WTI set their own pace and define their own activities. Each woman's activities are unique and the responsibility for designing and following through on the training rests with her. Women participating in the program receive an Advisor who assists with suggestions about spiritual studies and provides support as your program progresses. Advisors within WTI training are knowledgeable about Goddess spirituality, women's witchcraft, and the course of study.
WTI training programs provide a way for women to learn, practice, and share their spiritual work with others. WTI has three programs of self-directed spiritual development activities designed to further both personal and spiritual growth.
Three WTI Programs are available in the WTI Athena Online Program: the Cella Program, the Crone Program and the Guardian Program. Information about each of these programs follows. Because these programs are self-directed, you may choose any or all of these Programs.
In a conventional dictionary Cella is defined as the "inner part of a temple." The women of the Congregation chose the word "Cella" in hopes that those participating in the Cella Program would discover the inner mysteries of both themselves and women's religion.
Guardian describes a specific energetic. This energetic is exemplified by women who identify as Amazons.
The Crone Program is for women over 53, and is a program of spiritual development that builds on a woman's past, while focusing on creating a future for the Crone years. As Crone years can be some of the most productive in a woman's life, many women choose to make time for their spiritual development in a more focused way. The Crone program is designed to honor this time and provide direction in the process.
How does the WTI Athena Online Program work?
Participants in the WTI Athena Online Program become part of a learning and sharing online community. Instruction and dialogue takes place in this online format. WTI online groups have 5 - 15 members who interact to report progress on activities, share knowledge, and learn together. You may be in a group with your neighbors or women from around the world.
Each WTI Online group has an Advisor. WTI Advisors are graduates of WTI and are knowledgeable about Goddess spirituality, women's witchcraft, and the WTI course of study. Your Advisor will convene your group, assist you in developing your program and provide regular learning opportunities. You will be asked to be an active participant in your online community.
How do I Enroll?
Participants in WTI Athena Online Program must consider the Consecration Affirmation and be a member of the Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess, International. Membership in the Congregation is free.